J u l i a G i l l
T h e U n i v e r s e I n
O u r B a c k y a r d
"Elements of an Orbit" (Cat - 2002)
This project, The Universe in Our Backyard, initially arose from an immoderate curiosity about the nature of light and physical existence. I find scientific, philosophical, and artistic writings wildly stimulating. I love mathematics. For me, the languages of poetry, color, and equation best tell the abstract story of our Universe.
"Gaia's Crown" (Fan Palm - 2005)
Using macro filters over the lens of a 35mm Nikon analog camera, I move through the environment very slowly, looking carefully at the movement of light within objects. When I am taking photographs - not naming or categorizing what I see - something mysterious emerges that is distinctly separate from three-dimensional reality. At those moments, it becomes clear that everything here on Earth into the Grand Unknown shares a profound mutual correspondence.
"Aboriginal Vortex" (Dishsoap - 2003)
The result of this experiment has become a photographic narrative organized by the passage of time. The most compelling images retain an air of mystery, even when one knows they are composed of exceedingly ordinary elements.
Film Media: Kodak Ektachrome E100 VS
Print Media: Archival Pigment Print on Watercolor Paper
Prints: Approximately 15" by 22"
Email: jkg [at] juliagill [dot] com